Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 07:41 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: It's not the heat, it's the humidity. I still remember when I first came to Panama in July 1987 - I felt like I wanted to take a shower every ten minutes or so. The heat and humidity seemed to be unbearable, and I would break out in a running sweat just by walking two blocks outdoors. Now, I rarely even notice either the temperature or the relative humidity because I'm so acclimated to Panama's weather. Anyway, be prepared to sweat. Stay hydrated (force liquids). Try to do your outdoor activities in the early morning or late afternoon hours, and try to avoid the middle of the day when the sun is straight overhead. And of course, wear less clothes. If you're a really hot chick, consider walking around naked. You know, for your own good.